As the proverb “practice makes a man perfect”, keep on trying to achieve your target. It’s right to say target than goal because goal is meant for some achievement in life. For example achieving rank in college and so on. While target means, something you achieve right now. For example, if you earn rank in college it’s your achievement and if you lead someone to pass in exam by leading him throughout college days is known as target.
Am a person who has targets rather than goal. Today my target is in the arena of cooking.
My mantra in cooking is” have rough calculation of the ingredients than exact measurements”. I have seen people calculating the quantity of ingredients with a calculator. I have learnt this mantra from my mom. They don’t measure the ingredients for any dish. The only thing she measures is rice. As I have grown on seeing this is felt hard to learn the art of baking. My very good friend in Germany taught me the base of cake, but my solo attempts failed several times. Finally our apartment friend taught me to bake in the way of my mom, that is ” have rough calculation not the exact one”. On following my mantra here comes my green velvet cake.
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp homemade buttermilk.(the fat collected for making butter)
3 tsp baking powder
This is the procedure followed by me. Keep on practicing finally you will find a way.
Beat butter with the color till it is soft. Add one egg at a time and beat it so soft. Add sugar in small portion and add buttermilk, beat till soft. Then add sifted flour, salt and baking powder. The batter should be hard in such a way that it should flow from the bowl. Add milk if needed. (I added 100ml milk). Grease the pan with butter. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (10 mins). Baking time lasts 30 mins to 45 mins. After thirty mins check by inserting a toothpick at centre. If toothpick comes out with no sticky batter, cake is ready.